Walkers the legendary makers of Scotland’s finest shortbread have come up with a new product called the Ecclefechan Tart. And what a delicious tart it is…….
The product takes it’s name from the quiet Borders town best known as the birthplace of Victorian essayist Thomas Carlyle. Once a popular choice in bakeries throughout the country, the recipe for these tarts had all but disappeared, until Walkers decided to revive it. What a stroke of luck, as this tart genuinely surprised me with it’s subtle, but delicious flavour – a bit like a mellow and creamy mince pie, but much nicer.
Walkers describe it as:
“Deep cups of buttery shortbread pastry are filled to the brim with a luscious confection. Juicy sultanas and currants combine with delectable pieces of glace cherry to create a mouth-wateringly delicious treat, while chopped almonds add a pleasing bite to the texture. Delicious as a dessert, served warm with cream, Ecclefechan Tarts are an equally good accompaniment to tea or coffee – or perhaps a wee spot of sherry?”
Ecclefechan Tarts won a Gold Award at the recent Guild of Fine Food Great Taste Awards. Even more reason to buy a few boxes this Christmas !!
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